Pet crematorium owner offers support to Sheffield families who are facing first Christmas without their pet

A former Sheffield teacher who swapped the classroom for the crematorium is holding a unique charity open day.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 3:16 pm
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 4:33 pm
Chris Beckett, Director, pictured with his pets Narla and Ruben outside Old Flatts Farm Pet Crematorium. Picture: Marie Caley NSST Pet Crematorium MC 1

Chris Beckett has will open Old Flatts Farm Pet Crematorium to those who have lost a pet this weekend, to offer them comfort and also raise money for local charity Therapy Huskies.

Chris said: “The festive season is a natural time for society to reflect upon the past year and quite often the loss of a family member is addressed. However, there will be hundreds of families this year that will face their first Christmas without their pet and we want to let them know that they are not alone in their grief.

“Old Flatts Farm will be offering any families or individuals that have lost a pet this year an opportunity to remember them by sending a message on a wooden heart and tying it to one of our memory reindeers that will be on display throughout the month of December. Monies raised through this simple but very powerful act will go towards supporting our chosen local charity, Therapy Huskies.

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”This amazing charity sees the founder Adrian visit the most vulnerable people in our society and allow them an opportunity to interact and spend time with his amazing trained huskies. These include the elderly, care homes, dementia patients, children with special educational needs, to name but a few.”

Old Flatts Farm Pet crematorium can be found at Flatts Lane, Treeton, Rotherham. It will be open from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, December 1.